Sleep Apnea Test and Diagnosis

Get Tested for Sleep Apnea from Home!

If you suspect you may have sleep apnea or have been experiencing symptoms like loud snoring, daytime sleepiness, or morning headaches, we encourage you to seek professional evaluation. At Better Sleep Missouri we offer at-home sleep tests as a reliable and convenient method to diagnose sleep apnea. No in lab tests with multiple wires, you can now test in the comfort of your own home, in your own bed. You will wear the testing device while you sleep. A board certified sleep physician will interpret the information gathered and make a diagnosis. We will then contact you to discuss your sleep test results. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward improving your sleep and quality of life.

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How to Determine if You Have Sleep Apnea

 

Diagnosing sleep apnea involves a comprehensive evaluation of your symptoms, medical history, and the use of diagnostic tests. From our initial consultation to an at-home sleep test, we look at a number of factors.

Here are the key steps involved in the diagnosis of sleep apnea:

Medical History Assessment:

Your healthcare provider will discuss your sleep-related symptoms, medical history, and any underlying conditions that may contribute to sleep apnea, such as obesity, high blood pressure, or family history of sleep apnea.

Physical Examination:

A physical examination may be conducted to assess your throat, neck, and oral structures for any signs of airway blockage or anatomical abnormalities that could contribute to sleep apnea.

Sleep Questionnaires:

You may be asked to complete sleep questionnaires that provide additional information about your sleep patterns, daytime sleepiness, snoring, and other symptoms associated with sleep apnea.

Sleep Study:


A sleep test is necessary for diagnosing sleep apnea. This test can be conducted using portable home sleep study devices.

Sleep Apnea Testing and Treatment

To determine if you have sleep apnea, we offer comprehensive diagnostic services that include thorough assessments and consultations. Our dental sleep specialists will review your medical history, discuss your symptoms, and conduct a thorough examination of your oral and facial structures. We may also recommend an at-home sleep study to monitor your sleep patterns and breathing during the night. This study will provide valuable insights into the presence and severity of sleep apnea.

If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, our team will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan. Oral devices, also known as mandibular advancement devices (MADs) or tongue-retaining devices (TRDs), are effective alternatives to CPAP machines for mild to moderate sleep apnea. These custom-made devices are worn during sleep to reposition the jaw or hold the tongue in a forward position, helping to keep the airway open and reduce sleep apnea episodes.

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